Wednesday, May 27, 2015
I have been busy working in my studio on various projects and here are some of them. The first one is a personal watercolor gift caricature I completed from the client's photos. Then a soccer theme caricature, a 75th birthday gift caricature, a Lincoln t-shirt design with the initial sketch, three "flip" caricatures showing the closed and open images, another caricature and lastly one of 10 caricature illustrations to honor an employee. These client's found me online to work on their various projects.
Monday, March 23, 2015
I have been so busy drawing caricatures at so many events here is what I have been up to. Starting at the top here I attended a wedding expo in Greenville,SC, my last wedding of 2014 in Cleveland,NC, drawing dog cartoons for Perfect Bark, caricatures for Beta Alpha Psi at the University of NC at Greensboro, drawing students at A & T University in Greensboro and finally a holiday company party for Bonset American Group. If you would like me to draw for you let me know your event's date and I can check my calendar!
Saturday, December 20, 2014
What do you give an employee who has been with your company for ever and is retiring? A caricature to show your appreciation! The client plans to frame and mat the illustration and have the coworkers sign the mat. I took a few photos while I was working on this project. I client sent me reference photos and I did a quick mock up of the illustration. I colored the caricature with color sticks. Color always makes the image come alive.
This time of year I draw caricature gifts from client's photos. Here is one I did of two twin brothers and their dog LaRoy. I colored the final with color pencils. These caricature gifts are great for the person who has everything.
Sunday, September 07, 2014
I was hired to draw my caricatures at a Yelp Elite Squad event in Charlotte,NC. Nan and Byron's was the restaurant it was held at. Poprock Photography took these great photos.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
On May 17th I drew this caricature of Caleb Johnson who is singing for American Idol's season thirteen. Searching for photos of his I found these great images of him closing his eyes with a large open mouth while singing. A great image for a fun caricature. A few days before the 17th he advanced to the top three with Jena Irene and Alex Preston. That awarded his a home town visit and parade in Asheville,NC. The morning of the parade I finished the caricature and made some large copies at a FedEx print center. Then along the parade route I handed out the posters to a few families. As he was starting the parade in a convertible one young girl from one the the families handed him my caricature poster. It was great some of the photographers captured the moment! Yesterday on May 21st Caleb was awarded the winner of season 13! I am considering printing posters and t-shirts of my caricature. I think I can do that since I created the image. (I need to look into that.)
Friday, April 18, 2014
I was hired to draw live caricatures at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City! I like to draw college students a little more exaggerated.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Recently I attended the 33rd annual St. Andrew Woman's Club Bridal Showcase held in Columbia,SC. I talk to brides about my caricature entertainment for their weddings. Everyone say "What a great idea, I would never have thought of hiring a caricature artist for my wedding! Couples at the showcase enjoy being drawn and here are a few of my caricatures.